Lighting up the stage with joy and verve has always been Shooglenifty’s USP, but with new fiddler in the shape of pint-sized fireball Eilidh Shaw they’ve upped the ante. After a summer of well-chosen festival appearances and a new album release, the Edinburgh-based Acid Croft pioneers are in sparkling form. The band will be showcasing some electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites.
There will be dancing.
Shooglenifty was formed in 1990 by musicians from the Scottish Highlands, Orkney and Edinburgh, its bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. As happy playing a small highland village hall as they are on an outdoor festival stage playing to tens of thousands, the Shoogles (as they’re known to their fans) have promoted Scottish music all over the world for more than a quarter century.
The Shoogles 8th studio album will be released in September 2018. Recordings took place at the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur in October 2017 in 40 degree heat! The High Road To Jodhpur (working title) is a joint project between Shooglenifty and Rajasthani supergroup Dhun Dhora, with whom the band have been playing with since 2014.
Suitable for ages 16+
Tickets on sale at www.lancaster.gov.uk/shooglenifty